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Book Condition: Very Good
Second printing of the first edition, Published February, 1941, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine Hint of fading to edges. No fraying or bumping. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 555 pages. Dust jacket has small edge chips, short closed edge tears, nicks and edge wear, but is clean and not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a seventh month journey through Africa by the author, and about Africa's people, their culture and politics of the time. The author's wife was his travelling companion (he said she was better than any man could have been on the gruelling journey) as they drove from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic. Lions, malaria, and earthquakes occur, but it is not simply an adventure story; Farson is more interested in the people he meets than in himself.